Had the chance to drive vw's uber auto today. Very impressive it was heavy,
powerful, nimble fit and finish was perfect. The feeling I got was that this
thing is more like an "S" class than the current mb model.
The one I had access to was the w12 with every option. It was a manufactures
car(no vin) so maybe the really had this one tweaked.
If you get a chance drive one see if you get the same feeling.
they gave me one as a loaner once, instead of a passat :o)
drove it for some hundred miles cross country to a business thing
very nice...loved it...but they forgot to give me a driver
definately NOT a VW, ...volks can't afford, I'd say
I think that car shares the same body/frame alumninum unibody as the
Audi A8. Very nice car. Did it have quattro (err...4motion)?
Audi build quality has been steadily improving the past 7 years.
Did you have a chance to check out the W8 engine?
I wonder if Audi uses the same W8 engine? or if they only use the 4.2
V8 in the A8.
the w8 is in the passat. the big car I drove was the w12. Yes I believe the
four motion is standard on all Phaetons. To me the phaeton looks better, it
stands out makes more of a statement than the A-8. The A-8 looks just like
the older model too much the same.
We did shock a vette driver on the interstate. The acceleration from 85 to
130 is very impressive!
A V10 TDI 4Motion !!! That sounds absolutely awesome. Reliable,
huge torque, and AWD. I think a Phaeton V10 TDI 4motion would be
complemented in the garage by a Mercedes G400 CDI (4 litre common
rail direct injection diesel) G-Wagen.
I wish more diesel cars were offered in the U.S. Power, reliability,
efficiency.... but a little stinky. Ahh, fickle, uneducated
Americans...raised on cheap gas. hehe
Shorter length. W12 can fit in same space as V8 motor. Audi A8, Bentley
Continental GT, and VW Phaeton have W12 motor ahead of of front axle.
Same for W8 fitting in same space as V6 motor in Passat. We might not
see W8 again in next generation of Passat due to its lacklustre sales.
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